Finished spraybooth

We connected the spraybooth to the fan last night, and all is working. Alan had designed the system to minimize the noise, but even so I was surprised by just how quiet it was. I have to confess, it made me doubt that it was adequately powered – until I saw that it could pull a piece of paper up against the filter!

I could imagine reference papers getting ruffled around (and knocking down horses), so I decided it was a good idea to install a clip for holding papers. The clip is holding a magazine clipping of an Paint horse in the first photo, and here in this picture it is folded back against the booth. I liked that I could get it out of the way when I wasn’t using it.

I haven’t yet moved the compressor or airbrushes. I’m still rearranging my workspaces and getting a feel for what needs to move to the garage and what needs to stay in the studio. I am trying to keep my impact on the garage to a minimum, since that’s really my husband’s “guy space” (as the rack of fishing poles to the right of my booth illustrates!). At least there is a lot more room there now. I think I have hauled off a metric ton of useless “stuff”.

Enough that we could finally hook up the freezer we inherited from my parents a while back. It also serves are a useful countertop for proper celebratory refreshments!

Now I just have to work on convincing my husband that finishing and painting the walls won’t compromise the essential “manliness” of the place.

2 Responses to Finished spraybooth

  1. Carol H. October 4, 2009 at 9:18 pm #

    It looks great, Lesli! So neat and proper :-) I like that you can sit at it, the one my husband made is tall and I stand.

    Do you happen to know what kind of fan you used for it? I can’t remember what my husband used, but sometimes I think it’s a little underpowered (I need to check it again, it might just need the filter changed). Ours is in the living room (sad, my studio is in my living room) and the vent is out the fireplace chimney.

  2. Lesli Kathman October 5, 2009 at 1:53 am #

    Well, it only looks neat because I haven’t used it yet! :)

    The fan is a 2 speed 115v squirrel cage, and the CFM is 428/293. We ordered it online from Grainger and were very happy with their service.

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